Paslode changed the battery of its cordless framing nailer from nicad to lithium ion. You wouldn't think this would make much difference, but Paslode says it does. The new model CF325Li is lighter than its predecessor and can drive up to 6,000 nails per charge – 50 percent more than before. Although a full charge takes 60 minutes, a two-minute quick charge can get you the 200 drives it takes to finish a job. The depth-of-drive mechanism has been redesigned so you can adjust it on the fly.
¦ Price: $399 for tool, case, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, charger, and safety glasses. www.paslode.com.